Footwork (genre)

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Footwork is a genre of music and street dance that originated in Chicago during the 1980s.[1]

The dance involves fast movement of the feet with accompanying twists and turns, and usually takes place as part of a "battle".[3] The music style has evolved from an earlier musical style, juke, a change pioneered by R.P. Boo.[3] The style was popularised outside Chicago by inclusion in the music video for Dude 'n Nem's 2007 single "Watch My Feet".[4] Nowadays the terms footwork music and juke music are used interchangeably on various music sites, usually by tagging footwork music "juke".

Radio station Afropop Worldwide remarked on the genre and its developments in 2011, saying that:

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